Primary Stroke Center
Medina Hospital receives 2015 Stroke Gold Plus Award
Medina Hospital has received the 2015 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines ® Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Medina Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to nationally-accepted standards and recommendations.
Medina Hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This Gold Seal of Approval ™ signifies that Medina Hospital’s stroke program has been evaluated and meets stringent national guidelines for advanced stroke care. As a certified Stroke Center, Medina Hospital is held to the highest standards in the areas of consistency, quality and patient safety, which means the highest level of care for your family.
Medina Hospital is one of seven Cleveland Clinic locations to have earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission.
In addition, Medina Hospital offers some of the most comprehensive stroke care in the region. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and the latest in innovative treatment options, our specialists are skilled in diagnosing and treating patients quickly – significantly improving your outcomes and recovery time.
At Medina Hospital you will receive superior stroke care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Stroke – What You Need to Know!
The first three hours after a stroke are the most important because stroke treatments are proving to be extremely effective when administered as soon as possible after the onset of a stroke. It is crucial that warning signs of a stroke are recognized quickly and that the stroke patient be taken immediately to a Primary Stroke Center such as Medina Hospital.
Warning signs of a stroke include:
- Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Sudden unexplained dizziness or lack of balance
- Sudden vision impairment, especially in one eye
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
- Sudden slurred speech
- Sudden droop on one side of the face
The National Stroke Association uses the following information to help people act quickly in recognizing symptoms and getting help. It is recommended to act “F.A.S.T.”
F – Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face
A – Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S – Speech: Ask the person to speak a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T – Time: If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 9-1-1.
- Learn more about risk factors, warning signs and treatment of stroke
- Receive a FREE Stroke Information Kit*
*Note: This offer is only available to those living in Cuyahoga and Medina counties in Ohio.